Sunday, December 10, 2006

Postmaster sparks kids' interest in stamps

The Kent County Times reports that Postmaster Gary Laprocina recently visited youngsters at the Dreamland Learning Center in West Warwick, Rhode Island. He came to spark their interest in stamps and share some stories.

According to Laprocina, "You would probably be surprised at how many people actually do make requests for certain stamps," he said.

"The requests appear to be, for the most part, age and gender specific. It is mostly older gentlemen that always insist on getting flag stamps, where as the younger generation prefers the newer stamps."

Laprocina brought Paul Ferrick, a West Warwick postal carrier, along with him during his visit to the learning center. With Ferrick's help, Laprocina told the youngsters in the classroom setting how letters get from one place to another and all over the world and finally reach their destination.

Laprocina and Ferrick spoke about their uniforms, their bags and some of the other accessories they have incorporated into their uniforms as a result of certain conditions - a dog spray for self-protection is an example of one of those items.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 PM